George B. Storer Foundation: Grants for Environmental Conservation

OVERVIEW: The George B. Storer Foundation supports organizations that balance the need for energy resource development and the conservation of national resources with the need for building and supporting a “diverse and thriving economy.”

IP TAKE: This funder also seeks organizations that minimize the societal costs of climate change and pollution.

PROFILE: The Storer family established the George B. Storer Foundation in 1957 to “promote an ecologically rich and economically prosperous future for current and future generations.” The foundation awards grants to support conservation economics, early childhood education, and Wyoming landscapes and communities.

Storer’s conservation economics program supports organizations that promote the responsible management of public land, ecological sustainability and those that conserve and restore resources to “preserve the basis of life and productivity.” It also funds conservation work in Wyoming through its Wyoming Landscapes & Communities program, which centers on building strong communities in Wyoming and protecting the state’s landscapes and wildlife.

Grant amounts range from $5,000 to over $300,000. Storer largely awards grants to support specific projects and programs; however, it also awards grants for general operating support. A past grantee, Audubon Wyoming has received grants for its Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative and Outdoor Alliance and for general operating support.  To learn more about a few of Storer’s conservation grants, explore its brief recent grants list.

The Storer Foundation does not accept unsolicited letters of inquiry or grant applications.


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